THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
((I have a doctors appointment early tomorrow morning 130 miles away.
So here is tomorrow’s devotion.)
A young man loaned an acquaintance $500, but failed to get the borrower's signature on a receipt.
When the guy hadn't paid him back a year later, he realized he had probably lost the money due to lack of proof.
He asked his father what to do.
"The answer is simple," his father said. "Just write him and say you need the $1,000 you loaned him."
"You mean $500," his son replied.
"No, you need to say $1,000. He'll immediately write back that he only owes you $500, and then you'll have it in writing!"
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally,
and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Knowledge is the amassing of information.
Wisdom is the ability to USE that information to make good decisions.
There's a lot of information about wisdom in the Bible.
Prov 3:13 says,
"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding."
Prov 2:10-11 says,
"10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:"
Wisdom is not just knowing the right choice.
It is determining to use knowledge and make the right choice.
Wisdom is exhibited by self-control of the tongue.
James 3:13 says,
"Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom."
That word "meekness" means power under control.
You have the power to use foul language.
For, you have the knowledge.
But you also have the power to choose NOT to contaminate your surroundings with foul language.
That expresses wisdom!
Use discretion to use right words and put meaning into your sentences so that others won't be offended.